Hospital In Good Financial Health

Ccgh Parent Company Reports $1 Million Surplus, Open House

September 04, 1991|By Cindy Parr | Cindy Parr,Contributing writer

WESTMINSTER — New facilities and corporate offers, fund raising and a memorial honoring the late Atlee Wampler topped the agenda at last night's quarterly meeting of the Board of Carroll County Health Services Inc.

Carroll County Health Services is the parent company of Carroll County General Hospital, Carroll County Med-Services Inc. and Carroll CountyGeneral Hospital Foundation. Its subsidiaries report on their business operations at the quarterly meetings.

Kevin Kelbly, vice president for finance and the hospital's chieffinancial officer, said that Carroll County Health Services and its subsidiaries generated $34.4 million in operating and non-operating revenue for fiscal 1991, which ended June 30.

That compares to $28.4 million in revenue for fiscal 1990.

Operating expenses for fiscal 1991 were $33.4 million, resulting in a $1 million surplus. The $1 million represents about 3 percent of the operating budget for the parent company and its subsidiaries, Kelbly said.

"It used to be that being in a non-profit business that we were content to break even. But now, breaking even doesn't allow room for growth.

"For us to grow and provide up-to-date services that the community wants and needs, we cannot be content to just break even."

While undergoing numerous renovations during fiscal 1991, Carroll County General has increased its offering of medical services through new and improved facilities, hospital officials said.

The hospital will conduct an open house noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, to promote the new facilities.

"The public will be able to tour the new ambulatory surgery center and minor surgery center that opened on Aug. 26. The ambulatory surgery center provides a newly renovated pre- and postoperative area for surgery patients," said Linda Harder, CCGH vice president for planning and marketing.

"We really needed this room to dedicate to minor surgery, since our surgery volume has increased by 20 percent in the last two years. Also, the public will be able to see our new ophthalmology room, which will be used to perform laser eye surgery," Harder added.

The first Carroll County Golf Classic, sponsored by the Hospital Foundation, will take place Oct. 4 at the Wakefield Valley GolfCourse in Westminster. Money will be raised through registration fees and sponsorships.

"We are hoping for 120 participants, and it will be on a first-come, first-served basis," foundation Director Suzanne Lee said.

"We will be introducing the Wampler Cup, which will be given to the golfer with the lowest net score," she said.

The cup was named after Atlee Wampler, a prominent Westminster businessman,member of the hospital's board of directors and an avid golfer.

For information on the golf tournament, contact Suzanne Lee at 857-6943.

In other business, Carroll County General Hospital announced itwill hold a dedication ceremony at 1 p.m. Nov. 9 to honor the wishesof Atlee Wampler.

Plaques will be unveiled in memory of Wampler, who died earlier this year, and veterans of all wars.

"This was Atlee's desire -- to see a memorial that would honor war veterans -- and we are trying to carry out his wishes," Harder said.

New parent company officers and board members to represent the subsidiaries werescheduled to be elected after The Carroll County Sun's deadline.

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